Having changed time slots four times in its fourth season, Everwood’s viewership average dropped from 4.3 million to a 3.6 million — making it a prime target for cancellation in the wake of the WB/UPN merger to the CW in 2006.
BERLANTI: It became about who is going to make the switch to the CW. It was us, Veronica Mars, and Supernatural that were all fighting for our lives, and we had heard that two of the three would basically make it.
MIMOUN: We created two endings because we weren’t sure whether we were coming back. The one that aired had Amy [revealing her feelings to Ephram]. The other one, which we shot but no one ever saw, had Ephram about to go downstairs to meet Amy but then he gets a call from Madison [his old girlfriend who had their baby], which keeps him in the apartment. We were going to play it out with the return of Sarah Lancaster.
MIMOUN: There is no good-God reason why this show isn’t on Netflix by now. It’s so frustrating. [Ed. note: The full series is available on Amazon for purchase].
Source and more: EW
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